Joplin Holds Moment of Silence for Tornado Victims

9 years 6 days 13 hours ago Sunday, May 29 2011 May 29, 2011 Sunday, May 29, 2011 6:54:00 PM CDT May 29, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - Crowds of people across Joplin held a moment of silence in remembrance of the tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city a week ago.

Hundreds gathered at Cunningham Park on Sunday, in between wrecked cars and twisted poles, for the moment of silence at 5:41 p.m., to mark the first report of the tornado. Many in the crowd wore white T-shirts emblazoned, "Joplin's Heart Will Sing Again." After the moment, the crowd listened to "Sing Again," a song composed by a Virginia musician for the city.

City Manager Mark Rohr also told the crowd that the Joplin will rebuild. He said: "You have my word on it."

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